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The Great Pictorial History Of World Crime

Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442238435
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This unparalleled reference spans the entire scope of world history offering a thorough investigation into the most infamous crimes and their perpetrators throughout recorded time. Each chapter begins with an essay that introduces the topic and provides a concise overview of the historical, social, and often, political significance of the crime.


Author: Gretchen Liu
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0700715843
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With over 1,200 images, Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000 tells the story of Singapore through the eyes of the artists and photographers who witnessed and recorded it. Faded pencil sketches, brilliant watercolours, engravings but mostly photographs - including the first views produced by 19th century professionals, stunning studio portraits and the remarkable experiments of early amateurs. With eloquence, they present the history of a society originally composed mainly of immigrants and of the island they transformed from a fishing village to a global city. The quest for the new and the fascinating has unearthed many fresh images reproduced here for the first time alongside classics without which no visual history of Singapore would be complete. What makes them so extraordinary are their unique ties to Singapore, ties to ordinary people and everyday affairs as much as to major events and personalities. From this sumptuous trove, Singapore's history is brought vividly to life. Images were gathered over a two-year period from many different sources around the world. The majority are from the National Archives of Singapore and the Singapore History Museum, both of which have had their photographic collections enriched by recent donations and acquisitions. Museums in Europe, Japan and the United States of America yielded some unusual and very special material. Several private collectors, both in Singapore and abroad, allowed access to rare and precious images while others generously loaned old and cherished family albums.

Book Row

Author: Marvin Mondlin
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
ISBN: 9780786716524
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The city has eight million stories, and this one unfolds just south of 14th Street in Manhattan, mostly on the seven blocks of Fourth Avenue bracketed by Union Square and Astor Place. There, for nearly eight decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, thrived a bibliophiles' paradise. They called it the New York Booksellers' Row, or, more commonly, Book Row. It's an American story, the story that this richly anecdotal historical memoir amiably tells: as American as the rags-to-riches tale of the Strand, which began its life as book stall on Eighth Street and today houses 2.5 million volumes in twelve miles of space. It's a story cast with colorful characters: like the horse-betting, poker-playing go-getter and book dealer George D. Smith; the irascible Russian-born book hunter Peter Stammer, the visionary Theodore C. Schulte; Lou Cohen, founder of the still-surviving Argosy Book Store; gentleman bookseller George Rubinowitz and his legendary shrewd wife Jenny. Rising rents, street crime, urban redevelopment, television-the reasons are many for the demise of Book Row, but in this volume, based on interviews with dozens upon dozens of the book people who bought, sold, and collected there, it lives again.

People And Pianos

Author: Theodore E. Steinway
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781574671124
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(Amadeus). This is the story of how the Steinway piano came to be the instrument of choice for the world's greatest pianists. In 1953, Theodore Steinway wrote this narrative in longhand on yellow legal pads as a tribute to his father and to commemorate the first 100 years of Steinway & Sons. The book was a memento for employees and was never released to the public. This revised edition brings the history of this remarkable company to the present day through recollections of Henry E. Steinway, the last family member to remain involved with the company, and Peter Goodrich, vice president of concert and artist relations, who has been with the company for 30 years. In 1850, Henry Engelhard Steinway left Germany for New York City and established what was to become the standard of excellence in the piano world. Using photographs and anecdotes, this book chronicles the business from its beginnings through the Depression, when many piano manufacturers went out of business, through World War II, when the company was forbidden to make pianos, and through the advent of modern technology. Through it all the Steinway piano has prevailed as a symbol of quality. The Steinway artist roster is a living tribute to the company and its pianos. More than 1300 performers have publicly endorsed the Steinway because they believe in the quality of the instrument and will only play and perform on a Steinway.

The Isle Of Man

Author: D. Robert Elleray
Publisher: History PressLtd
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The Isle of Man is not just an island. It is a small, but successfully independent country with institutions and traditions that span more than a thousand years. Tynwald was an effective parliament long before Westminster, while the Manx Church predates the dioceses of both Canterbury and York. Its position in the Irish Sea has allowed the Manx identity to flourish and has ensured a succession of strong influences from seaborn settlers and rulers—Irish, Norse, Scots, and English. Though all have left their mark, the island remains unmistakably Manx.